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it is struck down by the court. john: north carolina state state, down the road eric was a residential adviser their meaning you live in the dorm helping with the younger students. >> help them to get moved in, settled in charge of policy enforcement. >> you had to put up a civility code? >> it was on a refrigerator magnet and had to put it on every refrigerator in the dorm. it is not a bad thing but the obsession to make sure their civil can hinder debate. some people are more passionate and others. it comes across as on civil. that is the point* of dialogue. you are supposed to be offended so i think of passionate discourse should be encouraged. not discouraged. >> civility is great and should be the rule but certain circumstances civility cannot be paramount. dealing with civil-rights movement, you simply cannot accomplish your goals if you are worried about being sold. john: says segregated lunch counter? >> there is nothing simple about responding to someone making racist comments by raising your voice. or telling them to knock it off. but the government tells you, you cannot do that? tha
-span.org. >> their research in the north carolina state house and is a delegate. you said you have some supporters back home who were hoping to come tonight, but cannot because of the venue change. what happened? >> because of the weather, and has been pouring down rain here, and we were concerned of route -- concerned about lightning. we are here instead of being at the big arena. some people are understandably disappointed, but that does not dampen their enthusiasm for the president. i represent downtown raleigh, a big college area. a lot of activists. we will see barack obama, michelle obama, and joe biden a lot more before the end of this campaign season. people were disappointed about today, but they will be very excited to help the team. they got the news yesterday, so they were ok with that. there were some local election officials that were here, and we tried to do the best we could for a couple of those. now there are watch parties all over charlotte and after parties. people are making the best of the situation. >> what kind of message does the president have to send tonight to win over voters in
the states include not only the large eastern states of pennsylvania and new york, but also states like mississippi, south carolina, west virginia, wyoming, iowa, all of which use this mid deem charge rather than felony. and what we find in these 13 other states is that there are higher rates of drug treatment participation, lower rates of drug use, and even slightly lower rates of violent and property crime. so again, we can prove we can have safer communities. and then of course there are the unintended consequences of a felony conviction. consequences that really can cause great damage to a young life for many decades out. the very three things that can keep someone successfully in his or her recovery, access to housing, education and employment are put farther out of reach because of a felony conviction, especially in a down economy, someone with a felony has great difficulty even accessing 5 a job that pays minimum wage. putting these felony convictions to a whole population of young people, we really perpetuate a chronic underclass which benefits none of us. and then of course the
in the country. up in the state of north carolina, mitt romney needs to that to win. importantly it is down in iowa, down in ohio, the key midwestern battleground states. you take a look here. if your state is green, that's good news. you see, unemployment's going down in ohio, down in iowa, down a bit in virginia, all key battlegrounds. if your state is yellow, that's bad news. nevada, a big battleground state. north carolina sort of bleak on that front, colorado. so if you look at the map this way, some states the president can make the case things are better. in others, it's a tougher sell. >> we've seen the trouble romney has had in some states, like ohio, to highlight how bad things are going, and in some states republicans are saying how well things are going. how does the romney campaign deal with that? >> it is a problem with the romney campaign. some of the republican governors like john kasich touting their state economies at the republican convention a short while ago. romney says it's because of the republican governors that the states are doing well, and the numbers romney camp
the first nonsoutherner since 1960 to win the state of north carolina. it was one of nine states that president george w. bush won in 2004 but then shifted to president obama. so he really wants to hold that ground in this election as you can imagine. north carolina has 15 electoral votes. without it the road to the white house for governor romney would become difficult as some say. the southern path, midwestern path, all the paths they're trying to scope out there. let's take a look at this number. as we inch closer to a new benchmark for the nabs debt. the country's red ink is expected to hit the $16 trillion mark, the same day the democrats open their convention which of course is today. let's bring in fox business network anchor stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company". a hallmark of sorts people won't be too happy about. >> around midnight tonight, early tomorrow morning we'll cross the historic $16 trillion mark. this has huge political implications as it comes after first lady michelle obama speaks to the dnc. there is a huge economic warning signal being made here. num
't have to carry the state and it is remarkable he is only four points down. north carolina in my definition is not really a swing state. in order to be a swing state, it has to be a state that you have a chance to win, but you could choose it and still win the elections and the republicans can't lose north carolina and still win the election. this is a must win state for them and not a must-win state for president obama. he could easily lose north carolina and still win the election. >> talk about one of the things that the president and the surrogates are saying in sort f of, look, there's a lot of republican obstructionism here and people have been fighting me and we have heard it from speaker boehner and newt gingrich from the beginning, but he had two years, and two years where the democrats were in charge in both the house and the senate and could there have been more that he could have done in that two years to argue to the voters to say, look, i'm an effective leader. >> well, he passed a historic bill in the time that i recall the auto industry is up and running that was
here in north carolina, campaigning this hour across the state in greenville, where he will be speaking moments from now. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in charlotte. obviously these crowds are here for the democratic national convention. the big headline greeting them today is at dnc begins, romney gains. a new poll today shows that romney is now up by four, outside the margin of error, in a state the president won barely four years ago. joining me now to talk about all of this and the democratic re-election strategy, nancy pelosi. welcome. you obviously have a cheering section here and a lot of happy democrats. the sun is shining and this is a very big day but let's talk about that poll that greeted them today, the headlines in the paper. it is a struggle in north carolina. this is a state after all that passed an amendment to its state constitution against gay rights so you have a conservative state, you have 9.6% unemployment in north carolina. what's the strategy? >> well, the president, obviously the presidential race is about the long run. in this case, we are coming righ
for a bounce in the critical swing state of north carolina. a real clear politics national average of polls shows governor romney leading the president in the state at the moment, 46.5 for romney, 45.8 for president obama. president obama won the state in 2008, which was a shocker, by the way, too, turning it from red to blue but just by a smidge. ed rollins, fox news contributor and national director for the reagan election team in 1984 and also had major roles in nine other presidential campaigns, ed, good morning to you. >> good morning, how are you. >> bill: i'm doing fine. how do you see north carolina breaking knowing the polls of this type and unemployment across the state, near 9%. >> north carolina is an extraordinary state and we've always done well and we lost it by less than 1% last time, a very close election and now are favored to win that state. i think after 3-4 days of san francisco democrats being featured at the democratic convention, it is almost all california they are focusing on, it is going to basically make the conservatives in north carolina get revved up and i thi
in your state of north carolina? caller: i am not very pleased by it. i'm calling in to make a couple of points. one, all this infrastructure work we are talking about, this is all union work. it is a prevailing wage, which is paid whenever government has money involved. non-union contractors will not get an okay on a bid of any of this work because it is all government money involved in the government -- the government is in bed with these unions. they give all these contracts to these unions on all this infrastructure and the taxpayers end up paying for this. the same thing is going on with all these municipalities that are broke. it is all of these unions. taxpayers, that is your money going down the tube. it is about time these politicians learn that they are the employees, and start working for us. never mind all this working for big unions, big contributors. it is a shame what is going on. host: let's go to another call. clinton township, michigan. dorothy is on the line. caller: hi, how are you? host: we are good, thanks. your thoughts about the democratic convention? caller: i
by a meager 14,000 votes this state of north carolina. any kind of impediment could really turn that around and mitt romney needs to win this state -- it's a must-win state for him. and he's pouring money in. his campaign and super pacs have spent over $34 million in the state of north carolina compared to $22 million from president obama and his supporters. it's about winning fairly when you have margins that close to interfere with the right of anyone to vote is just not playing fairly. >> well, al, we believe we would have lost the ability to get a million and a quarter of our voters out to vote had they suppressed us with a voter i.d. a lot of our folks in our state are older. they're in nursing homes or facilities. we have a lot of military here in and out throughout the state. we have a lot of folks in the state legally who don't have a formal i.d. it's the wrong thing to do in america. it sends the wrong message. north carolina worked aggressive this session to keep the voter i.d. bill tabled. we were afraid we'd see the baby rez rukt itself. i think it's a major win for the presiden
of these nine states. in new hampshire. and if you look at north carolina, you can see governor romney had been ahead in north carolina, but the latest poll out of north carolina now shows the north carolina race to be tied 46-46. here's the other number you need to know about north carolina right now. it is that one. 30,000. that's the number of voters who are on the north carolina voting rolls that a self-appointed, supposedly nonpartisan tea party outfit has announced should be stripped from the rolls. 30,000 people need to be dropped off the north carolina voting rolls because the tea party group determined the 30,000 voters are all dead people. and the group is, therefore, challenging those voter registrations now in north carolina with the election less than 50 days away. couple of weeks ago this group calling itself the voter integrity project in north carolina delivered a list of almost 30,000 names to that state's board of elections. the group's leader said that 90% of the names on the list should be taken off the rolls for sure and handed those names to the election officials. they go
carolina delivered a list of almost 30,000 names to that state's board of elections. the group's leader said that 90% of the names on the list should be taken off the rolls for sure and handed those names to the election officials. they got tons of dramatic great press when they did that. here's one local tv station in north carolina reporting because this group told them so that these 30,000 north carolina voters on this list are dead. they say so. >> volunteers focused on finding dead voters say they have proof of the widespread problem across the state. members from the voter integrity project cross referenced date to from the public health department with registered voters. of the state's 6 million voters, 30,000 are dead? now, while it's a small percentage, the group's executive director says it has significant implications. >> 30,000 is a lot of people. considering the last presidential election was won by 14,000 or close to 15,000. yes, you look at it as a percentage, you go so what. there's a lot of people on the roll, and any of them could have their identity stolen. >> the gro
on, state by state unemployment. that went up in key battleground states like iowa, nevada new hampshire, north carolina and wisconsin. president obama is in new york today at the united nations general assembly meeting. he will make a campaign stop of sorts later today when he tapes appearance on "the view" with the first lady. >> mike see clouds out there. >> still a few lingering along the coast sunshine eventually from north to south. cooling trend on the way. how much longer the fall will feel, summer heat is on the way. >>> plus, wildfire destroys more homes in southern california. added danger firefighters are worried about today. >>> zookeepers in washington reveal what may have killed the panda cub at >>> new numbers for a powerful wildfire burning right now in san diego county, 20 hopes destroyed, 10 damaged. 2,000 acre wildfire broke out yesterday. another 80 homes under mandatory evacuation orders. firefighters are concerned about the winds they say could pick up and reach 25 miles an hour this afternoon. meanwhile, another small wildfire charred 150 acres in rivers
. that went up in key battleground states like iowa, nevada new hampshire, north carolina and wisconsin. president obama is in new york today at the united nations general assembly meeting. he will make a campaign stop of sorts later today when he tapes appearance on "the view" with the first lady. >> mike see clouds out there. >> still a few lingering along the coast sunshine eventually from north to south. cooling trend on the way. how much longer the fall will feel, summer heat is on the way. >>> plus, wildfire destroys more homes in southern california. added danger firefighters are worried about today. >>> zookeepers in washington >>> zookeepers in washington reveal what may have [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for th
for the gop ticket in the state. you could argue obama is in a stronger position in north carolina, his battleground state, than romney is in ohio. a state that every republican presidential nominee has won. this morning president romney has a new ad in ohio. some wouldn't sound out of place if he were a labor leader. >> fewer americans are working today than when president obama took office. it doesn't have to be this way, if obama would stand up to china. >> china bashing always works in primary campaigns and general election campaigns in places like ohio. the obama campaign is countering in its own new add. the first in the campaign trying to use can 47% comment against him. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of americans who pay no income tax. including veterans, elderly, the disabled. >> my job is not to worry about those people. sfwl maybe instead of attacking others on taxes, romney should come clean on his. >> it was also a hit on his tax returns. the romney campaign is hoping this will help boost members in ohio. paul ryan is kicking off the three day bus tour himself. that's where we
other battleground states among other things. but the gop vice-presidential nominee is in north carolina. paul ryan is set to hold a rally roughly two hours from now. host city charlotte celebrating labor day with a festival in the heart of all the convention activity. wendell goler is live in the thick of it all with more for us. hi, there, wendell. >> reporter: hi, jenna. this is how the democratic national committee celebrates labor day in the state with the smallest percentage of union workers in the country. it is a called carolina fest. lots of food, family, music to help richard trumka, head of the afl-cio to make him feel about the convention being held here. he was unhappy enough to he told the executive board that we won't be buying skyboxes or bring a big staff to the election and big labor will still work to reelent the president. he offered is his own take on the republican you didn't build that line. >> i want to say thanks to america's workers. you built this country. you wake it up each day. you make it run and you put it to sleep each night. >> reporter: meanwhile the pr
's jesse helms' north carolina. obama took the state with the slightest of margins. north carolina republicans recovered quickly from that election, and made sure their state was colored a deep shade of red by 2010. this time, around the national party is going for broke. trying to get the state tar heel blue. or duke blue. once again. the national journal reported that the romney camp outspent the obama campaign more than 2-1 in states, including north carolina, over a recent four-week period. making north carolina the sight of the democratic election is no coincidence. it's the battleground state of all battleground states. joining us from charlotte, the city's mayor, anthony fox. >> nice to see you, melissa. >> talk to me about this you had just become mayor of charlotte and made the decision to go after this convention. why is it important in terms of the legacy of north carolina, you holding the convention there in charlotte? >> you have to understand, charlotte has gone through a tremendous, tremendous transformation over the last 30 or 40 years, in the two years prior to my
that by holding their convention in north carolina, it's going to help the president win that state again as he did four years ago. the question is, will it work? >> reporter: it could, but it's so close. the national polls, the battleground state polls, the north carolina polls show that it's effectively a tie. in fact, the latest poll here in north carolina suggests by the charlotte observer that it's a virtual tie. but mitt romney is up at the upper edges of that margin with a bit of a lead, and it shows he's actually gained some ground and surged ahead since the last time this particular poll did a survey. and amongindependents, which will be so important in these battleground states, romney also has a six-point lead over president obama. north carolina, a state that is traditionally red, turned blue during the 2008 obama victory, but the romney camp believes notwithstanding the attempt to hold a convention here, they will be able to carry this state and make it a waste of time and money for democrats to have held their convention here. it's only monday. we've got four days to watch the dem
to north carolina. also a new ad out this morning called heavy load airing in six battleground states. the obama campaign attacks romney's tax plan and makes the middle class appeal. we'll hear from democrats all week. >> the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america, but mitt romney doesn't see it. romney hits the middle class harder and hits millionaires with a bigger break. is that the way forward for america? >> even as the president tries to cast this campaign as a choice between two competing igs visions for america, where it comes to the question whether americans are better off than they were four years ago, the obama campaign remains a little on the defensive, or at least they did sunday. take a listen. >> -- we were this close to a great depression because the leadership of this president, we stayed that off, we're in the beginning of recovery. >> are we where we need to be, no? >> can you honestly say people are better off today than four years ago? >> no. but that's not the question of this election. >> people want to know about the first term? simple. general motor
there for his campaign. if you look at one state that he seems to be doing well in, that's north carolina. obama won that by 14,000 votes. gwen: that's really narrow. >> a state like indiana, that was a state that obama won last time. romney will win that. everyone is surprised that all of these polls are pretty much saying obama is in command of the lead. chuck talked about they lost august. one reading is that they lost the summer, the romney campaign. if you look at obama did, they did, at the start of this race was in may. that's when they started going out with tough ads and framing romney as someone who wasn't in touch with the middle class and the tax issue, him releasing his tax returns. he was always on the defensive and now he has a lot of ground to make up. gwen: is there an argument to be made that there is a policy shift going on in america's mind as well, not just a good speech or a good piece of positioning, but actually people are looking at their choices differently now? >> there are ways to think of this, not just through polling data but economic data and there is a surge of o
of the swing states. we talked about florida. there's also colorado, north carolina, virginia. we've seen reports that the state -- on the state level they severed their ties with this company in colorado. got calls and waiting to hear back from north carolina and virginia as well. >> dave mattingly, i think you and i are going to be very busy after election day trying to figure out exactly what's going on. >> we always are, especially when it comes to florida. >> dave mattingly, great job as always. thanks so much. >>> president obama and mitt romney face to face as american voters weigh their choice. the first of three presidential debates will be wednesday night. you can watch it here live at 7:00 eastern on cnn and on cnn.com. as we get closer to that debate, all week we heard about both sides trying to lower expectations of their candidates. is it going to work? two of our political experts weigh in. >>> incredible video. a man jumps from a third floor window into the arms of a crowd below. we'll tell you what forced him out of that window. we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month,
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